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Transgender and In Prison: Violence, Harassment, and Denial of Medical Care Are the Norm

Transgender and In Prison: Violence, Harassment, and Denial of Medical Care Are the Norm

| September 20, 2016

A new report details widespread abuse of transgender and gender-nonconforming people in U.S. prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers—and points to how corrections agencies can improve conditions. More »

Tags: LGBT
Four Latina Lesbians Still Seeking Justice

Four Latina Lesbians Still Seeking Justice

| June 29, 2016

A new documentary, "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four," tells the heart-wrenching story of a modern "witch hunt." More »

Orlando: The Crossroads of Queerness and Latinidad

Orlando: The Crossroads of Queerness and Latinidad

| June 23, 2016

In the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting, we must be aware of the particular kinds of terror faced by queer people of color. More »

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

| April 4, 2016

The new North Carolina law is just the latest in a wave of backlash legislation targeting LGBT equality. More »

Tags: Politics, LGBT
The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

| January 17, 2013

The author, a mtvU/Fulbright fellow in Kosovo, confronts an outbreak of religious extremism of unexpected violence, directed against LGBT expression in Prishtina. More »

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

| January 4, 2013

The new Congress will have to undo the damage caused by GOP House members who blocked reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act—legislation that until now had earned broad bipartisan support. More »

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

| September 6, 2012

The author, who last week analyzed the potential impact on women of the policies outlined in the Republican National Platform, here turns to the Democratic statement of principles. More »

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

| September 5, 2012

The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »

After Tyler Clementi, How Can We Help Kids Stop Bullying and Suicides of their LGBT Peers?

| May 25, 2012

Following Dharun Ravi's sentencing for his role in the suicide of gay Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, psychologist, author, and Progressive Women's Voices alum Sheela Raja looks for lessons we can learn—and teach our kids—on bullying, prejudice, and trauma. More »